LG patent filing shows two different foldable phones

A patent filing made by LG to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) revealed not one, but two different concepts for a foldable phone than can be turned into a tablet and vice versa. The patent itself calls the product a “mobile phone with flexible display which can be folded in half.” One version appears to have two handset bodies side-by-side, with a single display that can be folded in half. When the display is folded, the device resembles a smartphone and shows an “always on” display with the time. Unfolded, it looks like a tablet.

The second version of a foldable device …

Samsung brought 'almost finished' foldable Galaxy X to CES, 7.3" display in tow

Where there is smoke, there is probably fire, and we’ve been hearing about Samsung’s foldable phone in the last two days more than in the last two months. Turns out that Samsung has actually brought the phone, and showcased it to interested partners at the CES 2018 expo. Granted, Samsung has done this at the previous CES, too, but now the phone looked “almost finished,” tipped insiders, at least from a hardware standpoint, and ready for mass production in November.
Samsung brought both infolding and outfolding prototypes, but will likely retail the infolding type, …

Images from Samsung patent application allegedly show the foldable Samsung Galaxy X

Just the other day, we passed along some more information about the foldable Samsung Galaxy X. One report stated that the device will look like a phone at rest, and when unfolded, it becomes a tablet with a 7.3-inch screen. Yesterday, the President of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business, DJ Koh, said that issues with the UX have forced Sammy to delay the launch of the Galaxy X to 2019.

Today, sketches of the Samsung Galaxy X have been released by WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization). They are from a filing made by Samsung back on June 14 of last year. The product has one …

ZTE will continue to experiment with foldable smartphones, refine the concept

Despite the fact that its first foldable smartphone, the Axon M wasn’t too well received by the press and consumers alike, ZTE announced that it will continue to experiment with this design. It’s true that ZTE’s vice president of marketing Jeff Yee has said that the Axon M received positive feedback from those who bought it via AT&T, but that’s simply because it’s “something new.”

Although most customers are used to pay less than $200 for a ZTE smartphone, the Chinese company will continue to enlarge its portfolio of foldable smartphones, which are likely to …

Samsung's foldable smartphone might include technology similar to Apple's 3D Touch

If Samsung manages to launch the long-rumored Galaxy X, the foldable smartphone might benefit from some technologies that have yet to make it in any of the company’s products. One of these technologies is already implemented by the competition and everyone knows them as 3D Touch (Apple) or Force Touch (Huawei).

To some degree, Samsung implemented the pressure-sensitive technology to the Galaxy S8/S8+, but it’s only present around the virtual home button. Last year, the South Korean giant filed for a patent that describes a technology similar to Apple’s 3D Touch and Huawei’s Force Touch, …

Samsung planning to sell 320 million smartphones in 2018, foldable phone in development

Samsung plans to sell as many smartphones in 2018 as it did in 2017: some 320 million phones. The information comes from Korean publication The Investor which cites leaked Samsung projections to suppliers.
With 320 million smartphones sold in 2018, Samsung will keep sales flat and the reason for this lack of growth is a saturated phone market, according to leaked information from the company.
Here are Samsung’s sales projections for 2018 by different types of devices:
320 million smartphones40 …

Foldable Microsoft device could be the mythical Surface Phone

Yesterday, we showed you images from the latest patent filing made by Microsoft related to a folding Surface tablet. Besides the big question about whether this product will eventually reach the mass market, another big question is whether this device will be designed to morph from a single-screened to double-screened tablet, or whether it will be a tablet that can turn into a phone.

The report yesterday indicated that the device will come with the ability to make and take calls. Today, a tweet from Windows tipster Walking Cat revealed a link to a list of apps in the Windows Store. These …

Here is what Samsung's upcoming foldable smartphone may look like

It’s pretty clear that, if nothing wrong happens, Samsung will launch its first ever foldable smartphone. It will probably be available in limited quantities, but it will be the first step to mass production.

The South Korean company filed at least half a dozen patents that contain schematics of what appear to be foldable phones. The last one dates from this week and may give us a clue as to where Samsung wants to go with this so-called “foldable smartphone.”

The new concept looks slightly sleeker than the previous images we’ve seen, probably due to the fact …

Samsung expected to launch its first foldable smartphone in 2018, the Galaxy X

Samsung Galaxy X is a real device, of that we’re pretty sure. The main question is when exactly the South Korean giant will bring its first foldable smartphone on the market. Samsung was one of the first companies to launch a smartphone with a curved display, along with LG, but the Galaxy Round was only available in select countries.

But Samsung will not the be the only company to launch a foldable smartphone, as many other brands are working on such devices, including Apple and LG. However, Samsung fans will probably be the first to get their hands on a foldable …

Deal: Foldable ZTE Axon M now comes with a $100 gift card

Exclusively released on AT&T at the beginning of
November, the ZTE Axon M is one of the most interesting smartphones of 2017, thanks
to its dual-screen, foldable design. At the same time, we’d say this is also
one of the least practical handsets in recent years.


If you like the Axon M, but you haven’t bought it because of
its high price ($724.99), you may want to consider getting the phone now. For a
limited time, ZTE and AT&T are offering a $100 Visa reward card to Axon M
buyers – as long as they choose an eligible postpaid monthly service with voice
and data (at minimum $50 …